Clutes Lake

Welcome to the Clutes Lake hiking trail!  It is a 3.5 km loop, the shortest of the Abes & Essens Lake trail loops.  Like the name suggests, it takes you around Clutes Lake.

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Although it is the shortest and least difficult of the three loops, it is still considered a moderate to difficult hike.  The trail is easy to follow, and they do have very helpful markers along the way, but it is rough and steep at times.

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There are multiple points along the trail where you can see the lake, but the best view is from the bridge about halfway through the hike.

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Clutes Lake, from opposite sides:

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The trail itself is beautiful.  One of my favourite parts was all the boulders!  I wish I’d had someone there to take a picture of me on top of this one.

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We even got to see a racoon in the middle of the day.  Not the most exciting wildlife, I know… But since I’m always hiking with Aiko, he normally scares off all the wildlife before I can take a picture!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this hike!  I hope to make it back in the future and finish the Abes Lake and Essens Lake loops too!

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